We are only as healthy as the food and animals that we consume so it important to think about the food chain and how it affects our constitution.
When I started having digestive issues, my naturopath doctor kept emphasizing that what I was eating might be the trigger to my issues. To test his prognosis, I eliminated from my diet what he supposed was the trigger, and I felt 100% times better! To make sure it wasn't a fluke, I put it back into my diet, and I started feeling poorly again. It made me a believer and a promoter of this simple premise!
When I started growing my own food, it was important to me that all inputs were healthy and as natural as possible. And for purely selfish reasons as I am allergic to soy and any grain, I researched feed rations that did not contain both items.
There is a LONG list of reasons why we use a no soy/no corn feed with the poultry and livestock. I'm going to break it down into two posts, and give you the top 10 reasons broken down into 5 reasons each post.
The following 5 reasons are why it is important to seek out soy and corn free pastured chickens and their eggs whenever possible.
- Soy is one of the most common food allergens and many people who think they are sensitive to eggs are just allergic to the soy that concentrates in the yolks.
- Chickens are omnivores. Chickens are designed to eat mice, snakes, bugs, worms, and insects. It is not natural for their diet to be 95% “vegetarian” corn and soy.
- Chickens that eat corn and soy will have an imbalanced omega 3/6 ratio, making these poultry products inflammatory foods for humans. A pastured chicken that is free to roam on grass and eat bugs will have a 3/1 ratio of omega 6/3 which means eating these chickens and their eggs will be restorative for health. The average American is very inflamed with a 20/1 ratio of omega 6/3, which is a good indicator of future health risk for heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
- In men, soy has been shown to lower testosterone levels. In women, soy can potentially throw off the body's normal hormone levels which can create an assortment of problems, including preventing ovulation.
- Eating as little as 30 grams (about 4 tablespoons) of soy per day can result in hypothyroidism with symptoms of lethargy, constipation, weight gain and fatigue.
I don't know about you, but I REALLY DON'T LIKE FEELING SICKLY! I am a terrible patient, and my determined personality really objects to the un-productivity of sick time! And I really don't like when my children are sick- its HEART WRENCHING to see them feeling miserable. Which is why I am committed to growing healthy food for my family and yours! I want my family and your family to be as healthy as we can be!
Are you struggling with constipation, weight gain, bloating, hormone imbalances, fertility, cancer, heart issues? Please consider adding (or replacing with) no soy/no corn/no gmo pastured eggs to your diet.
Take the step to improved health by eating healthy eggs. Senter Ranch will be happy to assist you by providing you and your family with no soy/no corn/no gmo pastured eggs. Click here to order.
My next post will list the next 5 reasons for why we use a no soy/no corn feed with our poultry and livestock.
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